One-foot table with gold-lacquer painting of flowers. , 19 c.
Wood, black, gold and silver lacquer,
cut gold leaf
|Dimensions||H 22,6 x D 25,8 cm|
In excellent condition.
A fine Meiji-period one-food table (Jap. takatsugi 高坏) which is traditionally used for offerings. This example is allover covered by a masterful composition of flowers reminding of the passing summer: peony, morning glory (asagao 朝顔) and lily (yuri 百合) and the early autumn: chrysanthemum (kiku 菊), clover (hagi 萩), pink (nadeshiko 撫子) and bell flower (kikyô 桔梗).